• Children's Franchises

    • Average Cost: $15,000 to $200,000+
    • Includes: Tutoring, Art, Music, Science, Entertainment
    • Home & Retail Based Franchise
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A child-related learning background not necessary. Love to be around kids. Customer service and organizational skills.
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  • Home Services

    • Average Cost: $50,000 to $75,0000
    • Includes: Maid Services, Home Improvement, Security Franchises, Landscaping
    • Primarily Home Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A relationship builder outside of an office. Some sales experience and networking experience is beneficial. Can manage a team of service providers.
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  • Food Franchises

    • Average cost: $60,000 to $600,000+
    • Includes: Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Coffee, Burger Franchises, Pizza & Frozen Yogurt
    • Primarily Retail Based, Mobile
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Restaurant experience is a plus. Customer service oriented with good management skills. A people person willing to work long hours.
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  • Pet Franchises

    • Average Cost: $25,000 to $350,000+
    • Includes: Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Mobile Grooming, Pet Supplies
    • Home & Retail Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Pet franchise owners need good people skills and must be customer service oriented. You may need to manage a team of trainers or staff. Make sure you love, love all pets.
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The ABF Blog View All

Seasonal Franchises – A Good Thing?

We’ve seen toy stores that made 90% of the year’s revenue in the run-up to Christmas, wedding services that were busy all summer and scraped along through the winter, and tax services that didn’t even stay open outside of tax season. If you want a full-time income throughout the year, numbers like that should be […] Read More

Watch Out For The “7 Wastes” – Keep It Lean

Lean manufacturing has been transformational first for factories and then for all kinds of organizations, not only in Japan where the system began, but around the world. The franchise system you will learn when you invest in a franchise is probably already intrinsically lean, since your franchisor has been watching for opportunities to streamline and […] Read More

Get the Most from Franchise Training

One of the benefits you get in exchange for your franchise business investment is training. This is a very valuable part of the package. The Small Business Administration lists lack of knowledge and experience as a top cause of business failure. Sometimes this is because the business owner is a skilled technician, but not that […] Read More

Franchisees Face Prison

A group of 7-11 franchisees have been sentenced — in one case to to seven years in prison — and forfeiture of their businesses and personal assets over violations of laws relating to workers. This follows the recent heavy fines for pizza franchise owners in the Northeast, specifically for labor laws. The 7-11 case, as […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

How Great a Franchisee Will You Be?

March 12, 2015 - Former news anchor Nicole Lapin has a new financial advice book out. In it she tells her readers, “Assume you are going to suck at running your own business.” This is the »


How Do I Scope Out the Competition?

September 9, 2014 - Before you decide which franchise opportunity to invest in, you’ll want to get a clear sense of your competition. Once you determine the exclusive territory you »


How Do I Know Which Franchise Will Do Well in My Neighborhood?

August 25, 2014 - Choosing the right franchise certainly depends on your skills and interests, but you want to make money with your franchise, not just have fun. That makes it important »


Learning to Follow A Proven Business System

August 19, 2014 - They say that you have to learn from others’ mistakes because you don’t have time to make all the mistakes yourself. The best franchises are an embodiment of that »


Featured Franchise Opportunities View All

  • The UPS Store retail shipping, postal, printing, business service center franchise.

    UPS Store, The

    The UPS Store network is one of the most recognized franchise brands in the World. We offer 30 years of franchise experience and a proven franchise model to each of our franchisee partners. Franchise owners benefit from national advertising, world-class training and ongoing support from day one.
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    Bricks 4 Kidz Franchise Information

    Top New Franchise

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and #1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. A proven business model that is home based with no national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k! Read More...
    Mathnasium Tutoring Franchise Business Information

    Mathnasium

    If you're looking for an award winning children's services franchise, Mathnasium is considered one of the best. As a franchise owner, you will influence the children in your community and make a difference. Read More...
  • CELLAIRIS mobile device and electronics repair franchise information.

    CELLAIRIS

    CELLAIRIS is a one-of-a-kind mobile device and electronics repair franchise that makes it possible to lease spaces within existing Walmart® Supercenters. Instant traffic from day one in a 400-800 sq. ft. CELLAIRIS franchise store. Add to it the expertise and successful, award winning business model and you have an amazing franchise opportunity. Read More...
    Visiting Angels Franchise Information

    Visiting Angels

    Visiting Angels is AMERICA’S CHOICE IN HOMECARE®. Designated a "5-Star Best Franchises" ranking from America's Best Franchises while being ranked #1 of all Senior Care Franchises and Ranked #3 in the Top 50 “Best of the Best” - Franchise Business Review. Average 2014 Franchisee revenue of $1,000,000/year. Read More...
    HomeVestors of America Franchise Information

    We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers. No experience required. Read More...
  • Seva Beauty Franchise Business Information.

    Seva Beauty

    Seva Beauty is the pioneer of the fast casual spa with nationwide locations and ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 100 Fastest Growing, Top 25 New, & Top 500 Franchise categories. No previous salon experience is required. Learn more about this amazing beauty franchise today!
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    Planet Beach Spa Franchise Information

    Wellness Franchise

    The wellness industry remains hot and is expected to continue that way. Planet Beach Contempo Spa is one of the premier players when it comes to the spa experience. You'll benefit from multiple revenue streams in a neighborhood wellness location.
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    Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing Franchise Information.

    Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing

    Jerry Clum founded one of the fastest growing and most successful franchise systems in the world. Today, Jerry is CEO of Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing Franchise. Top Ten Percent is the first and only business model that meets the criteria for "Zero to $100 Million in Five Years." Read More...
  • NAPA Auto Parts Business Opportunity Information.

    NAPA AUTO PARTS

    For only a $75K - $150K investment, you could experience the freedom, sense of community, and financial security that come with owning a NAPA AUTO PARTS Store. Would you like to be part of a system that has experienced sales growth in 84 of its 87 year history including The Great Depression and every Recession since? Read More...
    Dancers Pointe Franchise Information.

    Dancers Pointe

    The Dancers Pointe franchise boasts a 44 year proven business model and high profits. Our specialized knowledge benefits every franchise owner. No previous dance experience is necessary. If you love dance and you want to benefit from assisting in the growth of students and families, choose Dancers Pointe Franchise. Read More...
    Filta Franchise Opportunity Information

    Filta

    FILTA GUARANTEES INITIAL CUSTOMERS! Filta can be run from home, with low overheads and no previous experience is necessary. Weekly repeat business! Multiple streams of income! Learn more about this amazing opportunity. Read More...
  • Drug Test Consultant Business Opportunity.

    Drug Test Consultant, The

    Drug Test Consultant is a business opportunity that offers drug testing services to corporate America. No previous experience is necessary and you can do this full or part time while working from home. Mobile drug testing may be the best business opportunity in the marketplace. Read More...
    Healthier4U Vending Business Opportunity Information

    Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $18k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online. Join the Tipping Point of the Vending Industry! Read More...
    Interim HealthCare Franchise Opportunity

    Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for more than 40 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners. Read More...